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Predestination, How We Got Here
In eternity past, before the creation of the Human race, God, in his mind (omniscience and foreknowledge) put us in all possible probabilities, we were each put in all periods of history, all geographical locations, all combinations of parents, all nationalities, twins, triplets, both male and female, with our freewill decision making process. Then, God chose our best actuality that would do him the most good; this is how we are placed into time. There is no pool of souls that God reaches into and randomly places us into bodies. God is perfectly fair and logical. This is how he controls all actions and interactions. God controls history. God knows everything you are going to before you do it, he knows everyone's path you are going to cross, he knows all the decisions you are going to make, good or bad, and made provisions for them, there are no surprises for God. How did God impute all of mankind's sins, past, present, and future (all of the sins of all of the people who weren't even born yet) into Jesus Christ's soul on the cross? How did God give Paul visions of the future (or all visions to all prophets) to write Revelations? Because, creation already happened in God's mind. When God saw that it was all good, (all his chosen actualities for our lives played out in human history in his mind) he set human creation into motion. God views creation, past, present, and future all at the same time. Your freewill decisions determined your place in time, your nationality, your geographical location, your spouse, your children, you see, you are exactly where you want to be, you are also where you are going to do God the most good. We are the products of our decisions, both in our probabilities and our actuality. God's plan is only as good as the weakest link, there is no weak link in God's plan, God does not rely on us for anything, his plan will go on, with or without us, we should never think too highly of ourselves. (the arrogant man cannot enter the kingdom of God: it's like passing a camel through the eye of a needle). Understanding predestination will help us to understand ourselves and other people we know and see in the world, everyone is where they want to be by their own decisions. Remember that the biggest complainers are the biggest violators, they have actually caused what they are complaining about.